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Morning Star

St. John Damascene calls Mary “the Star which indicates the rising of the sun.” As the morning star precedes the sun, so does devotion towards the most Blessed Virgin precede the sun of divine grace; for St. Germanus says that … Continue reading

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Gate of Heaven

Mary is called the “Gate of Heaven,” because, as St. Bonaventure declares, “no one can enter heaven unless by Mary, as though a door.” Our Queen says, My power is in Jerusalem. Richard of St. Lawrence adds: “Commanding what I … Continue reading

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Ark of the Covenant

Hesychius calls Mary an ark more spacious than that of Noah, for in the ark of Noah only two animals of every kind were received, but under the mantle of Mary the just and sinners find place. This was one … Continue reading

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Virgin Most Powerful

And who amongst the saints is as powerful with God as his most holy Mother? She obtains all that she pleases. “You willest,” says St. Bermard, “and all is done.” St. Peter Damian even says, “that when Mary asks graces … Continue reading

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Virgin Most Renowned

The Holy Church proclaims that this divine Mother is “most worthy of every praise;” for, as St. Ildephonsus says, “all praise that is given to the Mother redounds to the honor of the Son.” With reason, then, did St. George … Continue reading

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Virgin Most Venerable

St. Anselm says, “that when we say that Mary is the Mother of God, we speak of a dignity which is above every other dignity that can be named or thought of, after that of God;” therefore he says, “O … Continue reading

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Mother of Our Saviour

St. Bonaventure calls Mary “the Mediatress of our salvation;” and St. John Damascene “the Saviour in a certain manner of the world.” For two reasons Mary can be called the Saviour of the world and our Mediatress; that is, the … Continue reading

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